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Chula Vista Travel Guide, California

Chula Vista is a big city located in the southern county of San Diego, California, US. Originally, Chula Vista was a dairy and farming city but by early 21st century, it grew significantly with addition of many prominent business districts and suburbs.


One can easily access Chula Vista by car via interstates 905, 805, 5 and 125. Private boats may dock at local Chula Vista Marina whereas the nearest airport is the SAN (San Diego International Airport). The Trolley service serving the southern county of San Diego runs between Old Town and Downtown of San Diego down to Mexico-US border. There are three trolley stations that are E Street/ Bay front, Palomar Street and H Street. Numerous bus routes of CVT (Chula Vista Transit) run around the city most of which connect at least one of the trolley stations in Chula Vista.

What to do in Chula Vista:

Since Chula Vista has been surrounded by the Silver Strand, it only has one harbor and there are no beaches. However, several recreational fishers and boaters find the place to be an exciting place for boating and fishing. There are several bike trails and parks near the city. The Knott’s Soak City and the Coors Amphitheater in the eastern part of the city are situated both in Otay Valley and the area’s re-development which occurred in the 1997-98 made these places popular among the visitors and the local people. The Knott’s Soak City, which is basically a water park, is worth enjoying.

The popular shopping centers of the city include the Chula Vista Centre, Third Avenue, Eastlake Centre and Otay Ranch Town Centre. The Chula Vista Public Library is a treat for the book lovers which not only has a treasure of books but also conducts reading programs for kids from time to time.

The board of the regional airport of San Diego studied the probability of bringing the commercial operations to the Brown Field of Otay Mesa. However, the mountains were seen as potential hazard to the full scale commercial traffic through air and thus the plan was dropped. It was also decided that the proximity of the airport to Mexico may have some diplomatic consequences. As the city is growing to expand and develop, it has still retained its small town values and a community sense upon which the city was founded. Chula Vista is developing at a fast rate and the major developments are taking place near Otay Lake Reservoir and US Olympic Center of Training.

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